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Monday, April 16, 2007
Video - 20 minutes
WASHINGTON, D.C.//April 16, 2007///A new video released today provides individual investors, pension fund fiduciaries and other investment world professionals with a 20-minute “short course” on how toxic chemicals in products relate to investment risk and opportunity. As the video explains, these issues will be prominent in six shareholder meetings starting in April and unfolding throughout the 2007 proxy season, continuing challenges begun in the 2006 proxy season by members of the Investor Environmental Health Network (IEHN).
Entitled “Toxic Chemicals in Products: Financial Risks and Opportunities”, the video focuses on numerous companies, including Wal-Mart, SC Johnson, DuPont, Bed Bath and Beyond, Apple, Dow Chemical, and Avalon Cosmetics. The video features comments by leading experts and investors from three continents, including: Vermont Treasurer Jeb Spaulding; Robert Monks, Lens Investments; Heather Langsner, Innovest Strategic Value Advisors; Melissa Brown, Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia, Julie Fox Gorte, Vice President, Calvert Funds; Raj Thamotheram, USS (the largest UK higher education pension fund); Vesela Veleva, Citizens Funds; Blaine Aikin, Center for Fiduciary Studies; John Warner, Director, Center for Green Chemistry, University of Massachusetts—Lowell; and Morris Shriftman, Vice President, Avalon Cosmetics.
Over two years in production, the video was produced by Strategic Video (http://www.strategicvideo.net) for the Investor Environmental Health Network and will be distributed to interested investors on DVD.